Ed Asner once again proves what a versatile actor he is.
His incorrigible grandson goes to spend the summer with him after experiencing behavioral difficulties in school. Trouble is that the boy is depicted to be not as bad at all. Coming from a home where the father abandoned them, the young lad just seems to get into fighting difficulties.
The story is heavily cliché since we see how the boy comes to calm down and accept his stern grandfather who gives him the regimen of discipline and the depiction of the hard-work to succeed ethic in life.
Naturally, there is a romantic interest for both our lad and grandpa. The latter is pursued by Rue McLanahan. While she is no longer Blanche Devereaux of "Golden Girls" fame, Rue evokes much sympathy here.
Of course, our young hero seems to get in trouble but that's quickly resolved.
Unfortunately, a return of cancer comes along so we know what the end shall bring. Along the way, we even discover that grandpa was a war hero.
While we've seen so much of this before, the film is nevertheless a real gem. You'll love the characters and you will come away a better person for experiencing this film.
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